VETERANS of D-Day once again bound for the beaches of Normandy gathered at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard today.
A group of 50 veterans of D-Day have been joined by 30 US veterans for a commemoration.
The veterans will crossing to France to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Friday this week.
Veterans were shown around a restored D-Day landing craft MGB 81, where there was a dedication ceremony.
Nick Rumble, 88, of Hull, was a Royal Navy gunner with the Merchant Navy in the Second World War.
Mr Rumble said he was please to see US veterans at the commemoration.
He said: ‘It [the anniversary of D-Day] is always a good event, but a sad event.
‘Each individual has his own thoughts of days gone by.’